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Staffrider magazine (1978-1993)

Staffrider magazine (1978-1993), took its name and identity from township slang for black youth who rode the overcrowded, racially segregated commuter trains by sitting on the roof or hanging onto the outside... read more
Introduction More than two and a half centuries prior to the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Jan Van Riebeeck and his expedition of... read more
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The TIC (Transvaal Indian congress) was first called the TBIA (Transvaal British Indian Association) which was founded in 1903. The... read more
The Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) was established in April 1973 in with the assistance of the General Factory Workers Benefit Fund... read more
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In May 1918 a group of fourteen railway clerks, clergymen and policemen formed an organization, Jong Suid-Afrika (Young South Africa). A... read more
There were several reasons why Johannesburg urgently needed a laundry service. Water was not easily obtainable ”” the nearest natural... read more
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In 1952, Whites who identified themselves with the aspirations of those who participated in the Defiance Campaign formed the South African... read more
"We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society. We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live... read more
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The Pretoria region was initially occupied by the southern Ndebele people, led by Chief Musi. They inhabited this area about 300 to 400... read more
This article was written by Haydn Cornish-Jenkins and forms part of the South African History Online and the University of York... read more

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